photo: joshua behan
"For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite."
The term flâneur describes a person of leisure, a connoisseur of the city street. In literary tradition, a flaneur is associated with a lack of motivation, a desire to observe rather than participate. The concept of the lazy flaneur is changing, however, as a wave of new artists and entrepreneurs are embracing the role of the observer to find inspiration in the world that surrounds them.
This concept has been a motivating force in my work, though instead of observing the movement of people against an urban backdrop, I've replaced city sidewalks with cobbled beaches and skyscrapers with shingled homes on the Rhode Island coastline.
I find inspiration in the interplay between land and weather, sea and air, light and shadow. Finding the personality of a space whether interior or exterior, is the lens through which I see the world. I strive to distill this unique fingerprint of space and experience and deliver it to an audience. My camera helps me capture these moments, Huxter allows me to recreate them, and consulting gives me the opportunity to help others who are in need of authentic representation of their work and brand.